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Caroline Haebig (750 SQ)Caroline Haebig is the Instructional Technology Coordinator at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, in Lincolnshire, IL. She collaborates with teachers and administrators to improve how students engage in the learning process. She creates professional learning supports for educators and collaborates with teachers to redefine learning experiences using technology. Caroline has been influential in leading teacher prep for the district’s 1:1 iPad program and student engagement initiatives.

Caroline is a 2015 Midwest Spotlight Educator. This recognition, in its third year, honors leaders from the region in education technology, whose practices are making a difference for students and teachers.
You can hear her best practices at the Midwest Education Technology Community Conference this February. Learn more about the annual conference at METCconference.org.

Caroline is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Young Educator Network and the Apple Distinguished Educator Community.  She also was named as the ISTE Outstanding Young Educator 2012, a Jacobs Educator for the Indiana University School of Education 2012-2013, an ISTE Emerging Leader (2011), a Google Certified Teacher (2013) and a Google Education Trainer (2014), among her accomplishments. Connect with Caroline on Twitter @Haebig.

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missouri_modifiedEducationPlus and the METC ISTE affiliate invite you to the Missouri Summit featuring Google for Education. This event will be at Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Over the course of the day, speakers will focus on integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers, and practicing administrators and teachers from the St. Louis area and beyond.

Send teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, technology support staff and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging Google Apps for Education and other Google tools to support student learning. Included in the $80 registration is a continental breakfast and lunch, with time to connect and learn from each other. For more information and to register, visit www.gafemo.com.

Google Educators Groups of Eastern Missouri and Maplewood Richmond Heights School District are also sponsors for the event.

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Featured Speaker Andrew Vanden Heuvel If you are hungry for new, fun STEM ideas in your classroom, you’ll want to learn more about one of our 2015 METC Featured Speakers, Andrew Vanden Hueuvel! A Google Glass Explorer, he shares his STEMbite videos on YouTube. See him in February!

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We are offering several opportunities in the first few months of 2015 for educators to take advantage of some great professional development from Kagan. Listed below are the topics, dates and times. For each grouping, you must attend all the dates listed.  All sessions include:

• Kagan workbook & course materials
• Certificate of completion
• Option to to purchase merchandise at an onsite
• Option to seek college credit

Click on the topic to register for that specific session:

Kagan Cooperative Learning
Day 1:  Monday, January 26, 2015
Day 2:  Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Day 3:  Monday, February 23, 2015
Day 4:  Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kagan Class Building & Team Building
January 28 & 29, 2015

Kagan Comprehensive Literacy K-5
February 2 & 3, 2015

Kagan Win-Win Discipline
March 16 & 17, 2015

Kagan Accelerating Achievement
March 18 & 19, 2015

For information regarding the content of these events, registration questions or any special requests (including dietary) contact Tiffiny Creech at tcreech@edplus.org.

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code classIn this full-day, hands-on workshop, coding is presented using drag & drop programming in a game-like, constructivist atmosphere. Today’s group, with instructor Debbie Fucoloro, are exploring the basics of programming by completing a series of tasks & puzzles. Those attending will leave EducationPlus with an understanding of how computer programs and their language work, as well as a desire to share the excitement of learning how to code with their students once the school year starts. What a great to incorporate science, technology, engineering and math into the classroom!

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A half-century ago, courageous civil rights activists rode Greyhound and Trailways buses into the segregated South, enduring brutal beatings by the Ku Klux Klan, fire bombings and the wrath of Birmingham (Alabama) Public Safety Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor. They came to be known as “Freedom Riders.”

On Wednesday, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, some of those same Freedom Riders will board buses in front of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building for a symbolic and celebratory returning freedom ride.

Continue reading here to learn more from the U.S. Department of Education and follow #CivilRightsRide.

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media classIn our one day workshop Integrating Writing & Digital Tech:

• Explore new ideas to create multimedia presentations that meet Missouri Learning Standards for using writing, media literacies and technology skills.
• Check out technology applications that meet the college and career readiness standards.
• Use Google Drawing, Forms, and Presentations for interactive presentations. Select technology applications such as SMore, Piktochart, Easel.ly and more to create online newsletters and infographics.
• Learn how to communicate with parents and students with online digital newsletters that work on mobile platforms.

This workshop is July 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at EducationPlus. Register online.

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